Newest Hotels in Thailand

  • Waldorf Astoria

    Last year, the long awaited opening of The Park Hyatt Bangkok was the high point of the Thailand hospitality calendar of 2017. This year the most anticipated luxury hotel opening in Thailand is The Waldorf Astoria Bangkok. A stunning property
  • The Salil

    Upscale and stylish, The Salil has been decked out with a Japanese bent where you can wallow in your bed, sip tea, have a meal, or merely hang out and chill. This is where you can wear pajamas all day,
  • Ritz Carlton Ko Samui

    An ethereal vision of sheer unadulterated grandeur clinging to a cliff so that you feel like you are floating in the air, the Ritz Carlton Koh Samui is where you "can escape in the middle of it all". See 38
  • Splash Beach Resort Mai Khao

    The Langham Hospitality Group's Splash Beach Resort Mai Khao offers some of the best value available on the island of Phuket with spacious rooms at incredible prices. Less than a kilometer from the airport, you'll be at the resort in
  • Cape Fahn Samui

    Cape Fahn Hotel sits on its own private island at Koh Samui where you can play with the other jet setters in pure unadulterated luxury
  • Baba Beach Club

    A luxury hotel with a residential estate, Baba Beach Club Hua Hin is for those who love great music and great food, who won't compromise on standards and want total self-indulgence from lush accommodation where you will be lulled to

Accor Signs Three Hotels in Phuket, Thailand

AccorHotels and Avista Resort and Spa Patong Company Limited have signed an agreement for AccorHotels to manage three properties in Phuket.

Two of these hotels will open on April 1, 2016 – just in time for summer – and will carry new names: Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa and Avista Hidewaway Phuket Patong, McGallery by Sofitel. The third hotel is the spanking new Avista Grande Phuket Karon, McGallery by Sofitel, slated to open in 2018.
All three hotels have at least 140 rooms and boast of excellent location as they are minutes away from well-liked beaches, shopping and entertainment spots. Hotel guests will also appreciate the top-notch facilities offered such as restaurants, bars, swimming pools, meeting rooms, business and fitness centers, and kids’ clubs.

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Trisara Phuket awarded best resort by leading travel guides in 2016

If you are looking for a luxurious tropical vacation spot, consider staying at the Trisara Phuket. Considerable attention has been drawn to, and awards presented to, this Thai resort.
Stay in one of their villas or rooms spaciously nestled among bamboo and banana trees on a 40-acre hillside by the beach. Each one has a spectacular view of the Andaman Sea for you while you enjoy your private infinity pool and opulent accommodations.
From the unbiased publication Oyster.com to the millions of voters on TripAdvisor, the Trisara Phuket has only the highest recommendations. The accommodations, service, cuisine, and setting are not surpassed anywhere in the world.
When you want excellent hospitality, outstanding cuisine, stunning views, and an overall memorable travel experience, be sure to stay at the Trisara Phuket.

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Trisara Phuket awarded best resort by leading travel guides in 2016

Is buying hotel points to ‘save’ on hotel stays good value?

Depending on your situation, it can be very beneficial to buy hotel points. In the end, it can save you hundreds of dollars. Generally, you would save more when you buy points for staying several days rather than just one day.

Many of the major hotel loyalty clubs periodically run campaign where bulk purchase of points  are offered at a discount.

However, it works best if you have a trip in mind and call ahead to check the availability of the hotel. You also need to verify that they will accept the points for that stay. There may be other reason not to use points for your stay, also. If your employer is paying for the stay, you should save your points for future use.

ThePointsGuy is an excellent website that knows just about every way to maximise points as there is, as well as timely information on promos run by most hotel chains.

Australian Business Traveller writes about it here. Read the full article:
Is buying hotel points to ‘save’ on hotel stays good value?

Avani Riverside Bangkok

The bustling and colorful boat laden Chao Phraya River is the panoramic backdrop to every guest room of the soon to be opened Avani Riverside Bangkok.

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Marriott to buy Starwood Hotels

No word yet on the fate of your Starpoints or their value

Last week, hot on the hotel gossip vine was the report of the Hyatt Hotel Corporation being in talks to acquire the Starwood Hotel and Resort Worldwide chain.  Apparently those talks were either in the myth area, the shopping wish list of Hyatt or talks stalled, as it is now reported that the Marriott Hotel Group has bought Starwood.

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